Anyway, I reinstalled Windows XP, thinking that would be it done but now i've encountered a few problems. Originally the hard drive was partitioned into 3 (c,d and e) but now there is only c which to be honest i'm not that bothered about.
The main problems are that it's no longer recognising the modem, when you go to connect it just says the modem can't be found, it may be in use, turned off or not properly installed. Another problem is the card reader slots no longer show up at all under my computer. Lastly the keyboard seems to be all mixed up i.e. instead of getting @ I get " and vice versa along with loads of others.
I found a driver disk which had a driver on for the modem but when you choose have disk and find the driver no modems appear on the list to choose from so can't continue with the installation. I also thought i'd installed the card reader stuff but it seems I haven't.
I'm not technical at all so can't think of what to do now.
Any help will be very much appreciated.